Allergies and Anaphylaxis

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Allergies and Anaphylaxis
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  1. Allergic reaction (def)
    an exaggerated response by the immune system to a foreign substance
  2. Anaphylaxis (def)
    an unusual or exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein or other substance. Anaphylaxis means the opposite of phylaxis or protection
  3. Fact
    Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is often life threatening
  4. Hymenoptera (def)
    any of an order of highly specialized insects such as bees and wasps
  5. Immune system (def)
    the body system responsible of combating infection

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